How good are you at being good to yourself?

Not good enough, we bet. Because we doubt you’re reading this by the pool at a Swiss spa. You might be too busy looking after other people. Your personal wellbeing might be way down on your list of priorities. You might be working all hours. And money might be tight.

Stop the clock for some me time.

At Idaraya Life – thanks to our lovely and generous sponsors – we’ve got free classes, activities and coaching to get you into some really good habits. So you’ll feel physically and mentally fitter. Take a peek at what we’ve got on offer, and join in.

Our name?

For those of you who don’t speak Yorùbá, Idaraya means “exercise” (well, "things that make the body/self feel good"). Handy to know if you ever find yourself in Nigeria wearing a leotard and a pair of trainers.

Please note that we’re mainly here for racially marginalised women: the people hardest hit by equalities in health. That being said, we serve all women and just make a determined effort to reach where the needs are most pressing.

Holistic Support


We are a women-led and women-focused organisation.

Our lived experiences and professional background ensure that our programmes are created with empathy for the intricate lives women often live.

Dynamic Services


Hiking, Cycling, Tie-Dye, Kayaking, Cooking and so much more....

We have developed an offering that includes a wide range of health and wellbeing activities to ensure that you find what truly supports you as a person.

Friendly Community


Variety is the spice of life and our group includes a wonderful range of women.

We welcome all women and are determined to have the most joyfully accesible, inclusive and diverse community of women taking charge of their physical, emotional health.



C’mon! There’s room for one more.

Here are the free activities we have on offer. Although they’re great in their own right, don’t forget that they all come with a little something extra:

some fantastic female company.


Araya Movement Club

There are classes for small groups every week. You can choose between low-impact interval training and circuit training.


Healthy Native Cooks

A lot of African cuisine is perfect for an active agricultural lifestyle. But when transplanted to the UK, some of the recipes might not be the healthiest options. Discover some nutritious and delicious alternatives.


Mindful Crafty School


Like to add another string to your bow? (Or do we mean another reed to your basket?) Give yourself the chance to relax as you master a few craft skills.


Feel Good Cycling Club

It’s not the Tour de Wigan. It’s not competitive. It’s just a bit of fun. So if it’s been a while since you were last on a bike and you’d like to build up your confidence to get back on the road, this is the club for you.


Healthy Habits for Life

Ready to pick up some healthy habits? This 12-week programme will help you do just that. It features weekly group coaching, health walks and cycling sessions.


Ladies Sports Club

Doing regular physical activity isn’t easy if you’ve got kiddies in tow. But here the free childcare will set momma loose to do her sporty thing with other lady friends.

Activity Schedule

For Health. For Fun. For Life

Book a session today.

Upcoming Events





Women Only Pool Party 


All Women and Girls (Aged 14 and over) are welcome to the safe, secluded, secure pool at Ashton Leisure centre. We come together to celebrate being women and to feel comfortable in the water going at our own pace. We play pool games and you can also simply enjoy some pool time, swimming as you like.

Register using the bookwhen form above.

*Remember all girls aged 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 16 and 17 year old can come alone but must have a consent letter signed by their responsible adult.*

Location: Ashton Leisure Centre, Old Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9TP

Sunday, 26 March 2023, 3pm - 4pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (8 Weeks)


We are hosting an online 8 week The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme which is the most recognised and established mindfulness course, taught all over the world, and scientifically proven to help people cope better with stress, depression and anxiety.

Through guided meditations, group dialogue, individually tailored instructions and home assignments, you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness and techniques to build your personal home practice and access the wide-ranging benefits well beyond the course.

Register your interest at

Location: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Starting Saturday, 01 April 2023, 11am-1pm


"It feels like a really safe space."


"I wouldn't feel motivated to go for a walk by myself but I feel encoraged when i know we're in a group."


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